Volunteer with Junior Achievement on April 25th!

Mar 03, 2012

JA1JA In A Day
Lincoln Elementary School, New Britain
April 25, 2012

Spend a day working with the students of Lincoln Elementary School in New Britain, CT. Through interactive games and discussions and using your own real-world experiences, help them understand business and financial responsibility.

JA2What is JA?  
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating young people about business, economics, and free enterprise. The JA curriculum is aimed at preparing students to be successful, focusing on personal finance, careers and workforce readiness, business, economics, entrepreneurism, character building and civics. JA volunteers come from all walks of life and include business people, college students, parents, and retirees. These dedicated individuals are the backbone of the organization; using their own real-world experiences and stories, they can connect the dots between education and success for students, and open their eyes to all possibilities.

JA3What is a JA In A Day?
Volunteers will spend a full school day working with students in grades K-5 doing activities from the following programs: Ourselves, Our Families, Our Community, Our City, Our Region, and Our Nation. JA’s elementary school programs form the foundation of its K-12 curricula. Six sequential themes, each with five hands-on activities, work to change students’ lives by helping them understand business and economics. Each program kit includes all materials needed for each activity, including a user-friendly guidebook with detailed instructions. Training is less than an hour and provided by JA Staff prior to the event (individual training sessions can be schedule for a mutually convenient time and location).  Volunteers are welcome to sign up individually, in partners, or in teams up to 3.

JA4How do I sign up?
Contact Nicole Bosco at nbosco@jaconn.org or (860) 525-4510 by April 6th to sign up and schedule your training session.  Be sure to mention HYPE Cup if you are on a team and want to earn an extra point!


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